Foans

Good morning.

It’s Friday so we’re listening to something more upbeat. We’re listening to Foans, a Denver-based house music producer. From his rocky mountain perch, he produces tracks meant to evoke “thin air, cold roads, icy peaks, oxygen deprivation.” His frosty, lofi tracks seem to take cues from artists like DJ Boring and DJ Seinfeld. His 2016 album, Frontier, is a solid collection of steady, richly textured dance tracks that nonetheless sound headphone-first. We’re also playing his 2015 debut LP, Schema, whose raw productions use more experimental structures and sometimes shed the beat grid entirely.

Frontier - Foans (40m, track 6 has a vocal sample)
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Schema - Foans (70m, no vocals)
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Have a really excellent weekend.

Realizer

Good morning.

Today we’re listening to Realizer, an ambient guitar project from multi-instrumentalist Matt C. White. Like Flow State’s very own Corntuth, Realizer combines acoustic guitar and synths in amazing ways. We love Realizer’s 2020 record, Collide The Scope, which we’re playing first and has become a go-to focus soundtrack. We’re also playing 2019’s Cross Sectional and 2018’s Serender, both of which veer more into ambient folk. His albums usually run 20-30 minutes so we’ve linked to three here and included a few more on our Flow State Today playlist (subscribers only).

Collide The Scope - Realizer (24m, no vocals)
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Cross Sectional - Realizer (23m, no vocals)
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Serender - Realizer (24m, no vocals)
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Have a really nice Thursday.

Yoko Komatsu

Good morning.

Today we’re listening to Yoko Komatsu, a Japanese pianist from Fukushima. After studying piano in Tokyo, she started a piano studio and began composing original solo works. She’s released two LPs, which feature gentle yet evocative pieces that make for perfect Wednesday Flow State music. We’re first playing 2019’s Cosui and then following it up with her debut LP, Neumond from 2016.

Cosui - Yoko Komatsu (50m, no vocals)
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Neumond - Yoko Komatsu (30m, no vocals)
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Have a really great Wednesday.

Irezumi

Good morning.

Today we’re listening to Irezumi, a French ambient music producer. His music consists mostly of atmospheric synths, occasionally featuring piano notes or intense chords. Thirty, his LP from 2017, is an hour-long collection of darkly cinematic drone tracks. Endurance, another 2017 LP, features more instruments and the same minor modes.

Thirty - Irezumi (60m, no vocals)
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Endurance - Irezumi (70m, no vocals)
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Have a great start to your week.

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